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One year on: progress made to prevent another Rana Plaza tragedy

Date of Release: 
Thursday, April 24, 2014

An official from one of the two global union bodies that negotiated the Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety, currently visiting New Zealand, says that the Accord continues to make big steps forward to ensure that no such tragedy happens again.

Families before commerce at Easter

Date of Release: 
Friday, April 18, 2014

The retail workers’ union has hit back at critics of New Zealand's modest Easter trading restrictions.

At Last: A Manufacturing Policy

Date of Release: 
Thursday, April 17, 2014

FIRST Union congratulates Labour on the release of its Manufacturing policy today.

85 more jobs killed by the NZ dollar - Christchurch textile firm in receivership

Date of Release: 
Saturday, April 12, 2014

News that the high New Zealand dollar has claimed another textile firm has come as a huge shock to those affected, FIRST Union said on Saturday.

Minimum wage increase too low

Date of Release: 
Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Low income families struggling with high costs have been let down by today’s minimum wage increase, FIRST Union says.

Sad day for 120 Hamilton food manufacturing workers

Date of Release: 
Thursday, March 27, 2014

Tomorrow is a sad day for 120 Huttons workers in Hamilton who will have their last day at work.

Red Stag announcement shows up stark contrasts in wood policies

Date of Release: 
Thursday, March 20, 2014

A signal of increased investment from Rotorua company Red Stag Timber is very positive news, especially following the loss of 120 jobs from the closure of Tachikawa Forest Products, the union for wood processing workers says.

Forestry union welcomes Labour’s wood sector policy

Date of Release: 
Wednesday, March 19, 2014

FIRST Union, the union representing forestry and wood sector workers, welcomes the release of the Labour Party’s Forestry and Wood Products Economic Upgrade today.


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